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President Obama Votes Early, Urges Supporters To Do The Same [Video]

President Barack Obama Casts Vote

President Obama became the first sitting president to vote early when he stopped by his hometown of Chicago on Thursday to cast his ballot 12 days before election day.

While this milestone may not make the history books, it showed was an opportunity for Obama to lead by example, urging voters to go to the polls early as well, reports The New York Times.

The Obama campaign is hoping for early voting to be a bulwark against Mitt Romney, arguing that the incumbent president is leading among those who have already voted. After using the touch screen voting station at the Martin Luther King Community Center near his home in Kentwood, Obama stated:

“For all of you who have not yet early voted, I just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was thanks to the outstanding folks who are at this particular polling place.”

ABC News notes that Obama looked visibly tired from his extensive campaigning schedule, but he still spoke with election workers as he filled out paperwork to vote.

Obama also had his ID examined by a woman to make sure that it was his — a move that the president appeared to find amusing. He commented:

“Now ignore the fact that there’s no gray hair on that picture. I’m just clad I renewed my driver’s license.”

After voting, President Obama also did a quick sales pitch for voting early, commenting:

“… all across the country we’re seeing a lot of early voting. It means you don’t have to figure out whether you need to take time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids and still cast a ballot. If something happens on Election Day, you will have already taken care of it. If it’s bad weather you won’t get wet. Ir in Chicago, snowy. But this was really convenient.”

The president also joked, saying, “I can’t tell you who I voted for.”

Have you taken advantage of early voting, or are you waiting until Election Day to cast your ballot?

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5 Responses to “President Obama Votes Early, Urges Supporters To Do The Same [Video]”

  1. Sonny Ofthemeek

    If anyone still plans on casting a vote for Obama ( No longer can I call him President, nor should any of you!), ask your self this- am I a traitor to my country? The answer is this-YES YOU ARE!

    Why you ask? America deserves more than self centered leadership from one an entire nation, and the free world depend on to survive. “American’s deserve the truth”, his own words campaigning the day after debate to his unthinking mass of worshipers. “Bull Shiter” he calls his rival as he runs despicable campaign for reelection. What an embarrassment incumbent Obama has proven to be while holding the highest office other’s have tarnished over the years. Two wrongs don’t make a President!

    America deserves more from a leader of the noblest nation to exist than a “Rock Star in Chief”! Open microphone catches the leader of America telling Russia’s leader to be patient till after his reelection! The news hears nothing to report on. The few true reporters who do listen to the words coming out of his mouth, are ridiculed by the controlled press. Sounds like Russia, not America to me.

    “Freedom of the press’ meant something once IN THIS IF NOT ANY OTHER COUNTRY. Free from restraint of government control, for the people’s good. Our champions ferreting out corruption, exposing any who dared harm or cheat America, no matter the power they faced. Afraid yet willing to stand up to any, even if alone. When did the last one die? Why have none come forward to carry on? Where is he or she buried, the champion of truth so I may go honor him or her at their graveside? Will I find flowers adorning their final resting place, or will it be as barren as their replacements souls?

    What form of payment, how many pieces of silver, to deny America Truth? We have to know as a nation, I have to know as a man. I am not afraid to ask.
    them why, those views men we suffer today, its their reply to me I fear. How can I believe them, as all they do is lie. Change the channel and the story does also, edited or out of context, with smirks replacing smiles. Thrills run down one’s leg, as denial of facts are spoken as gospel, to gullible minds.

    Evil exists today despite denial of truth from America’s highest elected in the land. Extremists continue their unjust battle over all America stands for today, and evermore, no matter what Obama claims. Campaigning forever during this first and hopefully last term, while brave son’s of America, begged for help and died unaided. Why? I’ll tell you why-

    A cry for help drowned out by Obama campaign applause. With the release of State Department documents from Ambassador Stevens and others stationed in Libya, proves personal ambitions of current Admin outweighed their lives.

    American’s have been told falsehoods, backed by biased media as Candy Crowley’s debate backing of lies prove beyond a shadow of doubt to us now. Why? What justification has President Obama’s admin for ignored pleas for protection, the last one on these brave Americans day of horrible death?

    To win an election, while four of Americas finest lost their lives needlessly, is of little or no concern to certain so called News people today.
    Many weeks of story about video allowed by them all despite growing evidence of actual terror attack. Why?

    Read the many pages released , and ask them (The so called news) why the truth is so easily offset for personal reasons each of them have. It is not a party issue, it is a moral one.

    Four dead Americans deserve answers, as well as their family and friends, and us. Their funerals broadcast on many channels, used as a platform to promote the story of the video, the lie. Why?

    Why if not for the sake of reelection of President Obama? Why? Please give me another reason. Prove to me it is not true. I need to know why. Our people died begging for help from America, their country and ours. Why?
    WHY? WHY? OBAMA?